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Westinghouse advances eVinci microreactor commercialization in Canada

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Canada Market Background Nuclear Power Generation SMRWestinghouse Electric Company has signed a service agreement with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission to bring its eVinci microreactor closer to commercialization.

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Canada releases critical minerals strategy, backed by $3.8B in federal funding

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The Government of Canada on Friday released its Critical Minerals Strategy , backed by up to $3.8 The Strategy focuses on opportunities at every stage along the value chain for Canada’s 31 critical minerals, from exploration to recycling. Canada’s critical minerals list.

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Canada launches Hydrogen Strategy

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The Government of Canada has launched its Hydrogen Strategy , a framework that seeks to position Canada as a global hydrogen leader, cementing this low-carbon and zero-emission fuel technology as a key part of a path to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The Strategy is designed to spur investment and partnerships to establish Canada as a global supplier of hydrogen, and to increase domestic production. Canada Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Infrastructure Market Background

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Umicore to build cathode active material plant in Canada

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Umicore plans to construct a manufacturing facility for cathode active battery materials (CAM) and their precursor materials (pCAM) in Ontario, Canada. The planned facility would be the first of its kind in North America, combining cathode and precursor materials manufacturing at a large industrial scale and thereby completing the missing link in Canada’s battery value chain, from natural resources to electric mobility. Batteries Canada Manufacturing Market Background Materials

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Canada orders three Chinese companies to divest from Canadian critical minerals companies

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The Government of Canada has ordered the divestiture of the following investments by three Chinese companies in Canadian critical mineral companies: Sinomine (Hong Kong) Rare Metals Resources Co., Power Metals Corp is a Canadaian mining company exploring and developing cesium, lithium and tantalum assets in Canada. Batteries Canada China Market Background Materials

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Rio Tinto partners with Government of Canada to decarbonize RTFT operations and boost critical minerals processing

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Rio Tinto is partnering with the Government of Canada to invest up to C$737 million (US$537 million) over the next eight years to decarbonize its Rio Tinto Fer et Titane (RTFT) operations in Sorel-Tracy, Québec, and to position the business as a center of excellence for critical minerals processing.

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Canada’s Budget 2022 calls for C$3.8B to launch Critical Minerals Strategy

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The Government of Canada has released Budget 2022. billion (US$3 billion) to implement Canada’s first Critical Minerals Strategy to capitalize on a growing need for the minerals used in everything from phones to electric cars. Critical Mineral Opportunities in Canada.

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GM opens Canada’s first full-scale EV plant to build BrightDrop Zevo electric delivery vans

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General Motors has opened Canada’s first full-scale electric-vehicle manufacturing plant in Ontario. BrightDrop also announced the commencement of commercial operations in Canada, with DHL slated to be the company’s first Canadian customer. Canada Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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Imperial approves $720M for largest renewable diesel facility in Canada at Strathcona; 1B liters per year

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Use of the renewable diesel could reduce missions in the Canadian transportation sector by about 3 million metric tons per year, as determined in accordance with Canada’s Clean Fuel Regulation. Imperial’s renewable diesel facility will use low-carbon hydrogen produced with carbon capture and storage technology to help Canada meet low emission fuel standards. Canada Diesel Fuels Market Background

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Ultra Lithium, Power Metals respond to Government of Canada’s order for Chinese divestment in critical minerals

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The Government of Canada has ordered three Chinese companies to divest from three Canadian critical mineral companies: Power Metals, Lithium Chile, and Ultra Lithium. Zangge) received the order from Government of Canada to divest. Ultra Lithium said it is in full support of Canada’s push toward clean energy and has been committed to lithium and green energy since 2009. Batteries Canada China Market Background Materials Mining

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Canada publishing final new Clean Fuel Regulations

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Canada will publish the final Clean Fuel Regulations (CFR) in the Canada Gazette Part II on 6 July 2022. producers and importers) to reduce the carbon intensity of their liquid fossil fuels used in Canada from 2016 carbon intensity levels. The Government of Canada expects the CFR to drive significant economic opportunities in the development and use of clean fuels and technologies. The Government of Canada’s Clean Fuels Fund will invest $1.5

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Government of Canada sets mandatory target of 100% zero-emission car and passenger truck sales by 2035 in Canada

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The Government of Canada is setting a mandatory target for all new light-duty cars and passenger trucks sales to be zero-emission by 2035, accelerating Canada’s previous goal of 100% sales by 2040. The Government of Canada will pursue a combination of investments and regulations to help Canadians and industry transition to achieve the 100 percent zero-emission vehicle sales by 2035. Canada Emissions Market Background Policy Regulations

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Canada launches $1.5B Clean Fuels Fund with call for proposals

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Canada has launched the $1.5-billion Clean Fuels Fund with a call for proposals for projects that increase Canada’s capacity to produce clean fuels. Introduced in the strengthened climate plan, A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy, and reaffirmed in Budget 2021, the fund grows the domestic clean fuels market, supports the implementation of the Clean Fuels Standard and delivers on early actions outlined in the Hydrogen Strategy for Canada.

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Lightning eMotors enters Canada’s commercial EV market with delivery of 10 electric refrigerated delivery vehicles

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Lightning eMotors, a provider of all-electric powertrains and medium-duty and specialty commercial electric fleet vehicles, announced the successful delivery and deployment of 10 all-electric cargo vans to Montreal, Canada-based Goodfood Market Corp.

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Canada releases list of 31 critical minerals; domestic production, global impact

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The government of Canada says that the country can leverage its mining and processing expertise and world leading environmental, social and governance credentials, and become the global supplier of choice for clean and advanced technologies. Canada’s Critical Minerals List.

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NGen Canada awarding $76M to 15 zero-emission vehicle projects

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In 2021, Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen) launched a call for proposals to support R&D projects for zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) manufacturing, systems, components, and batteries in Canada. Canada, with two major suppliers of hydrogen fuel cells (HFCs), has emerged as a global leader and a home to a significant concentration of global hydrogen & FC expertise & supply chain network. Lead: Li-Metal Corp; Partner: Blue Solutions Canada Inc.

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Canada awarding C$475M to Air Products for blue hydrogen energy complex in Alberta

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The facility, already being executed, will make Edmonton, Alberta the center of western Canada’s hydrogen economy and set the stage for Air Products to operate one of the most competitive and lowest-carbon-intensity hydrogen networks in the world.

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Volkswagen Group and PowerCo SE to search for gigafactory site in Canada; extending cathode agreement with Umicore to Canada

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Volkswagen CEO Oliver Blume and the Canadian Minister for Innovation, Science and Industry, François-Philippe Champagne, signed an Addendum to the non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of August this year ( earlier post ) to identify suitable sites for a cell factory in Canada. Canada is one logical option for the construction of a gigafactory in the region of North America. Batteries Canada Manufacturing Market Background Materials Vehicle Manufacturers

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BASF acquires site for North American cathode active materials and recycling expansion in Canada

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BASF signed an agreement to secure land for its future cathode active materials (CAM) and recycling site in Bécancour, Québec, Canada, as part of its commitment to support North American producers in their transition to e-mobility. Batteries Canada Manufacturing Materials

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ArcelorMittal plans major EAF, DRI investments for decarbonizing steel production in Canada

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ArcelorMittal announced with the Government of Canada its intention for a CAD 1.765-billion (US$1.4-billion) investment in decarbonization technologies at ArcelorMittal Dofasco’s plant in Hamilton. The investment is contingent on support from the governments of Canada and Ontario.

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Canada launches hydrogen strategy steering committee

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Canadaa’s Minister of Natural Resources, announced the Hydrogen Strategy Implementation Strategic Steering Committee, which will advance and measure the progress outlined in the Hydrogen Strategy for Canada launched in December 2020. The committee, co-chaired by Natural Resources Canada and the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association, is composed of senior leaders from across industry, provincial and territorial partners, non-government organizations and Indigenous partners.

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Construction of SRC rare earth processing facility in Canada underway

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Construction of the first stage of the Saskatchewan Research Council’s (SRC) Rare Earth Processing Facility, which includes a Monazite Processing Unit (MPU) and a Solvent Extraction Unit (SXU), is underway The facility will be the first of its kind in Canada. A private sector landlord is handling the construction of the building in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, which will be leased to SRC. SRC is Canada’s second largest research and technology organization.

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Volkswagen Group and Canada aim to advance sustainable battery supply chain in North America

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Volkswagen Group (Volkswagen AG) and the Government of Canada signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote e-mobility in the country and to explore opportunities across Canada’s automotive and battery supply chain. Both parties will investigate opportunities for Canada to contribute to Volkswagen’s global and regional battery supply chains. —François-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry.

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Topsoe technology to support Cresta’s renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel production in Canada

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Cresta Funds Management (Cresta) has chosen Topsoe’s HydroFlex solution for revamping the Braya Renewable Fuels refinery (Braya) in Newfoundland, Canada. Aviation & Aerospace Bio-hydrocarbons Biomass Canada Diesel Fuels

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Canada invests in Newfoundland and Labrador’s EV network

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Seamus O’Regan, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $770,000-investment to help Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro build 28 electric vehicle (EV) chargers across the province. The funding will help Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro to build an EV network along the Trans-Canada Highway, connecting the province’s capital, St. It also supports the Government of Canada’s goal to reach its ambitious target of 100 percent of passenger zero-emission vehicle sales by 2040.

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Government of Canada investing C$2.75B to electrify transit systems across the country

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The Government of Canada plans to provide C$2.75 This investment will create more jobs in Canada’s electric vehicle manufacturing sector, including Nova Bus in Saint-Eustache, Lion Electrique in Saint-Jérôme, GreenPower in Vancouver and New Flyer in Winnipeg. Infrastructure Canada will ensure coordination between this investment and the Canada Infrastructure Bank commitment to invest $1.5 Since 2015, the Government of Canada has approved C$13.6

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Canada releases national Small Modular Reactor action plan

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Canada Minister of Natural Resources Seamus O’Regan, released a national SMR Action Plan, which responds to the 53 recommendations identified in Canada’s SMR Roadmap that was launched in November 2018. Each of these key enablers has contributed a chapter to the Action Plan, describing a concrete set of actions they are taking to seize the SMR opportunity for Canada. Canada Nuclear SMR

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Transdev Canada purchasing 27 new electric Lion school buses

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Transdev Canada is investing close to CAD$4.5 —Marie-Hélène Cloutier, Executive Vice-President Quebec and Maritimes of Transdev Canada.

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IKEA Canada partners with Second Closet & Lion Electric for last-mile delivery; 15 Lion6 electric trucks

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IKEA Canada has partnered with technology-enabled logistics and last-mile delivery provider, Second Closet, which will begin integrating zero-emission trucks into its fleet for IKEA home deliveries in several markets across Canada. In 2020, IKEA Canada completed more than 500,000 home deliveries, a 30% increase from 2019. Canada Electric (Battery) Freight Heavy-duty

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Government of Canada investing $275M in $40B Kitimat LNG complex

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The Government of Canada is investing $275 million to support LNG Canada ’s major liquefied natural gas (LNG) complex in Kitimat, British Columbia. The federal investment will include $220 million to help fund highly energy-efficient gas turbines for LNG Canada, minimizing both greenhouse gas emissions and fuel use. LNG Canada received required regulatory approvals in 2015 and is the first Canadian LNG project to reach a final investment decision. Canada LNG

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Rio Tinto investing $188M to expand low-carbon aluminum billet production in Canada

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The Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean region in Canada is an important hub for Rio Tinto’s aluminum business, responsible for close to half of its global aluminum production. Canada Manufacturing Market Background MaterialsRio Tinto is investing US$188 million to increase the production capacity for low-carbon, high value aluminum billets at its Alma smelter in Lac-Saint-Jean, Québec by 202,000 metric tonnes.

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Canada Nickel exploring incorporating carbon capture & storage in mining tailings in Crawford project

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Canada Nickel Company announced that its latest test work results support the incorporation of carbon capture and storage into the Crawford Project.The company’s In-Process Tailings (IPT) Carbonation process is a novel method for accelerated carbon capture and storage.

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Canada-based ElectraMeccanica to build SOLO EVs in Arizona

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a Canada-based designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles, has selected Mesa, AZ, for its US assembly facility and engineering technical center. ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. ,

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Canada invests C$2.89M in U of Alberta biojet technology

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The Government of Canada announced a $2,890,000-investment in the University of Alberta’s biojet technology. Western Economic Diversification Canada, Future Energy Systems, CanmetENERGY Devon and Edmonton International Airport, are also providing funding toward this $7.4-million project. The EIP recognizes that innovations in clean energy technologies must be affordable, reliable and sustainable to support Canada’s transition toward a low-carbon economy.

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GM to invest nearly $800M to convert CAMI into Canada’s 1st large-scale commercial EV plant; EV600 first

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The investment will enable GM to convert CAMI into Canada’s first large-scale electric delivery vehicles manufacturing plant. The new CAMI investments build upon other recent GM investments in Canada, including the recently announced nearly $1.03

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Canada’s BC Transit to buy ten 40' Proterra electric buses and megawatt-scale fleet charger

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BC Transit in British Columbia, Canada has approved a $20-million contract to purchase ten 40-foot Proterra ZX5 electric transit buses and one Proterra Energy megawatt-scale EV fleet charger as part of the agency’s transition to a fully electric bus fleet. Bus Canada Electric (Battery

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Coach Atlantic Maritime Bus testing battery-electric MCI D45 CRTe LE coach in Canada

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Coach Atlantic Maritime Bus is the first to test MCI’s first all-electric coach—the MCI D45 CRTe LE CHARGE, designed for long-range express routes—in Canada. Bus Canada Electric (Battery

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Saskatchewan awarding $31M to create Canada’s first rare earth processing facility at SRC

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It will be the first-of-its-kind in Canada and will begin to establish a Rare Earth Element (REE) supply chain in Saskatchewan, forming an industry model for future commercial REE resource expansion in the province. SRC is Canada’s second-largest research and technology organization.

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Canada and California to work together on cleaner transportation

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Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and the Chair of the California Air Resources Board, Mary Nichols, today signed a new cooperation agreement to advance cleaner vehicles and fuels. The transportation sector is the source of nearly a quarter of Canada’s carbon emissions and more than 40% of California’s. Canada is currently completing a mid-term review of its light duty vehicle regulations. Canada Electric (Battery) Emissions Regulations

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Tesla starts laying the foundation for the Semi in Canada

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Tesla submitted some proposals for Canada’s 2023 Federal Budget that may lay the foundation for the arrival of the Semi in Canada. Tesla’s proposals were submitted as part of Canada’s pre-budget consultations before the government’s 2023 budget is finalized.

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Ricardo signs multi-year deal to develop hybrid-electric aerospace technology with Pratt & Whitney Canada

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Ricardo has signed a multi-year deal with Pratt & Whitney Canada under which the Ricardo aerospace engineering team will support Pratt & Whitney Canada in the development of advanced hybrid-electric propulsion technologies for next-generation aircraft.

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Canada Nickel launches subsidiary to develop zero-carbon production of nickel, cobalt and iron

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Canada Nickel Company Inc. The Company has applied for trademarks for the terms NetZero Nickel, NetZero Cobalt, and NetZero Iron in the US, Canada, and other jurisdictions related to zero-carbon production of nickel, cobalt, and iron products. —,Mark Selby, Chair & CEO of Canada Nickel. Canada Nickel will explore the use of various alternatives to achieve its NetZero objectives in each stage of the mining process: mining, milling and processing.

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Lion Electric receives conditional purchase order for 1,000 electric school buses in Canada

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The Lion Electric Company has received a conditional purchase order for 1,000 all-electric LionC school buses from Student Transportation of Canada (STC), a subsidiary of Student Transportation of America (STA), a North-American leader in student transportation, safety and fleet management services, the controlling shareholder of which is Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ). Under the ZETF program, the Government of Canada aims to invest $2.75 Bus Canada Electric (Batter

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